The musician Joseph “Jo Mersa” Marleygrandson of Bob Marley and a renowned artist reggae in his own right, he died at the age of 31, the US media reported on Wednesday.
A representative of Joseph Marley, born in Jamaicaconfirmed his death to the magazine rolling stonesbut did not detail the cause.
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WZPP Radio in Miami, where the artist spent much of his life, reported that he was found in a vehicle after suffering a asthma attack on Tuesday.
Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holnesswrote in a tweet that he was “deeply saddened” by the news of the death and offered his condolences to Marley’s parents, Stephen and Kerry.
“My condolences to Joseph’s friends and associates and to the reggae music fraternity and fans around the world,” he added.
Marley released his debut album “Comfortable” in 2016, followed by “Eternal” in 2021.
In a 2014 interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Marley recounted growing up surrounded by musicians, including his father and uncle. ziggy.
“It was magical to see these people come to the house and be able to assist in the development of their work,” he explained at the time.
“I would come home and try to do my homework, but I would end up getting distracted and looking at the study,” he continued.
He also said that despite his music pedigreeHe had wanted to chart his own path.
“I am part of the new generation of Marleys, but at the same time I experiment. My plan is to do something new with my roots,” he told the outlet.
WZPP reported that Marley is survived by a wife and daughter.